Sioux County, IA

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Population

34,692

0.205% growth

Median Age

33.3


Median Household Income

$66,022

4.03% growth

Poverty Rate

7.88%


Number of Employees

18,678

1.14% decline

Median Property Value

$153,800

4.13% growth

About

In 2017, Sioux County, IA had a population of 34.7k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $66,022. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sioux County, IA grew from 34,621 to 34,692, a 0.205% increase and its median household income grew from $63,466 to $66,022, a 4.03% increase.

The population of Sioux County, IA is 87.5% White Alone, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.983% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Sioux County, IA speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sioux County, IA are Dordt College (406 degrees awarded in 2016), Northwest Iowa Community College (385 degrees), and Northwestern College (290 degrees).

The median property value in Sioux County, IA is $153,800, and the homeownership rate is 80%. Most people in Sioux County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Sioux County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sioux County, IA employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Sioux County, IA are Manufacturing (3,159 people), Educational Services (2,867 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,483 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($53,696), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,404), and Finance & Insurance ($51,645).

Median household income in Sioux County, IA is $66,022. Males in Sioux County, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Sioux County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,022

2017 value

± $1,721

4.03%

1 Year Growth

± 3.83%

Households in Sioux County, IA have a median annual income of $66,022, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,466 in 2016, which represents a 4.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sioux County, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 706

  2. Census Tract 707

  3. Census Tract 702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sioux County, IA was Census Tract 706 with a value of $71,610, followed by Census Tract 707 and Census Tract 702, with respective values of $71,515 and $69,179.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sioux County, IA (2.54k out of 32.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,118 ± 329

  2. Hispanic

    977 ± 198

  3. Other

    356 ± 157

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sioux County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.7k

2017 Value

± 733

-1.14%

1 Year decline

± 5.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sioux County, IA declined at a rate of -1.14%, from 18.9k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sioux County, IA, are Management Occupations (2,269 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,206 people), and Production Occupations (1,669 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sioux County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sioux County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,269 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,206 people), and Production Occupations (1,669 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sioux County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.76 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.54 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sioux County, IA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,643), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,806), and Management Occupations ($55,253).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 733

-1.14%

1 Year decline

± 5.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sioux County, IA declined at a rate of -1.14%, from 18.9k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sioux County, IA, are Manufacturing (3,159 people), Educational Services (2,867 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,483 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sioux County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Sioux County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sioux County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,159 people), Educational Services (2,867 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,483 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sioux County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.68 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.67 times), and Educational Services (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sioux County, IA, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($53,696), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,404), and Finance & Insurance ($51,645).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.4% of the population of Sioux County, IA has health coverage, with 54.8% on employee plans, 9.87% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sioux County, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Sioux County, IA see 1294 patients per year on average, which represents a 3% decrease from the previous year (1334 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2327 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 997 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,294 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sioux County, IA see an average of 1,294 patients per year. This represents a 3% decrease from the previous year (1,334 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sioux County, IA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.62%

Uninsured

54.8%

Employer Coverage

9.87%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

17.5%

Non-Group

1.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sioux County, IA declined by 12.6% from 6.42% to 5.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sioux County, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sioux County, IA is home to a population of 34.7k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.13% of Sioux County, IA residents were born outside of the country (2.13k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sioux County, IA is composed of 30.4k White Alone residents (87.5%), 3.54k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.2%), 341 Two or More Races residents (0.983%), 253 Asian Alone residents (0.729%), 127 Black or African American Alone residents (0.366%), 61 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.176%), 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0202%), and 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0173%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sioux County, IA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sioux County, IA was 33.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Sioux County, IA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Sioux County, IA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.13%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.13k people

6.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.12k people

As of 2017, 6.13% of Sioux County, IA residents (2.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sioux County, IA was 6.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Sioux County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sioux County, IA was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.4k ± 10

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.54k ± 502

  3. Two or More Races

    341 ± 109

In 2017, there were 8.58 times more White Alone residents (30.4k people) in Sioux County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.54k Hispanic or Latino and 341 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sioux County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Sioux County, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Sioux County, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sioux County, IA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    683 ± 112

  2. Korea

    191 ± 65

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    175 ± 64

Sioux County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sioux County, IA awarded 1,081 degrees. The student population of Sioux County, IA is skewed towards women, with 2,003 male students and 2,405 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sioux County, IA are White (967 and 92.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (26 and 2.48%), Unknown (22 and 2.1%), and Asian (14 and 1.34%).

The largest universities in Sioux County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Dordt College (406 and 37.6%), Northwest Iowa Community College (385 and 35.6%), and Northwestern College (290 and 26.8%).

The most popular majors in Sioux County, IA are Registered Nursing (95 and 8.79%), Elementary Education & Teaching (74 and 6.85%), and Lineworker (68 and 6.29%).

The median tuition costs in Sioux County, IA are $28,965 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 48 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 74 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sioux County, IA was Registered Nursing with 48 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Sioux County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 406 degrees awarded

  2. 385 degrees awarded

  3. 290 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,965

Median Private

In 2016, the Sioux County, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dordt College with 406 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

522

Degrees Awarded to Men

559

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 522 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sioux County, IA, which is 0.934 times less than the 559 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    967 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    22 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sioux County, IA were to White students. These 967 degrees mean that there were 37.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sioux County, IA was $153,800 in 2017, which is 0.707 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,700 to $153,800, a 4.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Sioux County, IA is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sioux County, IA have an average commute time of 11.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sioux County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$66,022

Median Household Income

± $1,721

12.1k

Number of Households

± 575

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.1k households in Sioux County, IA grew to $66,022 from the previous year's value of $63,466.

The following chart displays the households in Sioux County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$153,800

2017 Median

± $5,489

$147,700

2016 Median

± $6,376

In 2017, the median property value in Sioux County, IA grew to to $153,800 from the previous year's value of $147,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sioux County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sioux County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sioux County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sioux County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80%

2017 Homeownership

79.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80% of the housing units in Sioux County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sioux County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sioux County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sioux County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

11.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sioux County, IA have a shorter commute time (11.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.811% of the workforce in Sioux County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.2%

  3. Carpooled

    8.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sioux County, IA was Drove Alone (76.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (10.2%) and those who Carpooled (8.32%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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